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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' begins with a wizard escaping death by binding his soul to his staff, which he continues to haunt, exerting a baleful influence on the staff's next owner.
* Invoked in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'': The ghost of King Verence slips a pebble from the castle into Nanny Ogg's pocket while she's in the castle, allowing him to talk to her (the ghosts are bound to the castle stones). Unfortunately, this also causes the ''other'' ghosts to visit, and while Nanny doesn't mind some of them, the monkeyman (the castle was built over his burial mound) and the screaming woman in the chariot need to go.
* Cribbins stole a set of spring dentures from a man just before killing him in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' which are possibly haunted by the previous owner's ghost. Certainly he has great difficulty in keeping the things in his mouth, [[spoiler:and finally exercizing LaserGuidedKarma at the climax when a spring goes through his brain.]]

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' ''Literature/{{Sourcery}}'' begins with a wizard escaping death by binding his soul to his staff, which he continues to haunt, exerting a baleful influence on the staff's next owner.
* Invoked in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'': ''Literature/WyrdSisters'': The ghost of King Verence slips a pebble from the castle into Nanny Ogg's pocket while she's in the castle, allowing him to talk to her (the ghosts are bound to the castle stones). Unfortunately, this also causes the ''other'' ghosts to visit, and while Nanny doesn't mind some of them, the monkeyman (the castle was built over his burial mound) and the screaming woman in the chariot need to go.
* Cribbins stole a set of spring dentures from a man just before killing him in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' ''Literature/MakingMoney'' which are possibly haunted by the previous owner's ghost. Certainly he has great difficulty in keeping the things in his mouth, [[spoiler:and finally exercizing LaserGuidedKarma at the climax when a spring goes through his brain.]]


* One of the [[PlotCoupon magic coins]] acts as these to [[spoiler:Lazerby]] in ''VisualNovel/ThePiratesFate''. Given its power of (sort of) granting desires, he's using its magic to stay tied to this world, and anchoring it with [[JacobMarleyApparel the chains of greed he forged in life]]; without it, he disappears immediately.

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* One of the [[PlotCoupon magic coins]] acts as these this to [[spoiler:Lazerby]] in ''VisualNovel/ThePiratesFate''. Given its power of (sort of) granting desires, he's using its magic to stay tied to this world, and anchoring it with [[JacobMarleyApparel the chains of greed he forged in life]]; without it, he disappears immediately.


* One of the [[MacGuffinThatActuallyDoesSomething magic coins]] acts as these to [[spoiler:Lazerby]] in ''VisualNovel/ThePiratesFate''. Given its power of (sort of) granting desires, he's using its magic to stay tied to this world, and anchoring it with [[JacobMarleyApparel the chains of greed he forged in life]]; without it, he disappears immediately.

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* One of the [[MacGuffinThatActuallyDoesSomething [[PlotCoupon magic coins]] acts as these to [[spoiler:Lazerby]] in ''VisualNovel/ThePiratesFate''. Given its power of (sort of) granting desires, he's using its magic to stay tied to this world, and anchoring it with [[JacobMarleyApparel the chains of greed he forged in life]]; without it, he disappears immediately.



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* One of the [[MacGuffinThatActuallyDoesSomething magic coins]] acts as these to [[spoiler:Lazerby]] in ''VisualNovel/ThePiratesFate''. Given its power of (sort of) granting desires, he's using its magic to stay tied to this world, and anchoring it with [[JacobMarleyApparel the chains of greed he forged in life]]; without it, he disappears immediately.

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* Lewis's heart locket in ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated''. He can retreat into it and materialize from it and it cracks when his heart is broken.
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* In ''TheVampireDiaries'' [[spoiler: Elena's necklace]] is used by the [[spoiler: Original Witch it once belonged to]] to give her a connection to the living world, and let her cast spells to further weaken the barrier between the world of the living and the dead.

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* In ''TheVampireDiaries'' ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' [[spoiler: Elena's necklace]] is used by the [[spoiler: Original Witch it once belonged to]] to give her a connection to the living world, and let her cast spells to further weaken the barrier between the world of the living and the dead.

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* Invoked in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'': The ghost of King Verence slips a pebble from the castle into Nanny Ogg's pocket while she's in the castle, allowing him to talk to her (the ghosts are bound to the castle stones). Unfortunately, this also causes the ''other'' ghosts to visit, and while Nanny doesn't mind some of them, the monkeyman (the castle was built over his burial mound) and the screaming woman in the chariot need to go.
* Cribbins stole a set of spring dentures from a man just before killing him in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' which are possibly haunted by the previous owner's ghost. Certainly he has great difficulty in keeping the things in his mouth, [[spoiler:and finally exercizing LaserGuidedKarma at the climax when a spring goes through his brain.]]


* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Comicbook/KryptonNevermore'', the Quarmerrs -incorporeal beings of an alternate dimension- enter Earth across dimensional portals and bind themselves to different items. One of them penetrates the statue of an oriental war-demon and possesses it, causing it to come alive.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Comicbook/KryptonNevermore'', ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', the Quarmerrs -incorporeal beings of an alternate dimension- enter Earth across dimensional portals and bind themselves to different items. One of them penetrates the statue of an oriental war-demon and possesses it, causing it to come alive.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Comicbook/KryptonNevermore'', the Quarmerrs -incorporeal beings of an alternate dimension- enter Earth across dimensional portals and bind themselves to different items. One of them penetrates the statue of an oriental war-demon and possesses it, causing it to come alive.
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* Obviously used in ''WraithTheOblivion'', where destroying a fetter is one of the best ways to get rid of a ghost, putting them through a BlackBugRoom.

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* Obviously used in ''WraithTheOblivion'', ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'', where destroying a fetter is one of the best ways to get rid of a ghost, putting them through a BlackBugRoom.



* This is also used in ''{{Exalted}}''. The [[EldritchAbomination Neverborn]] are the ghosts of dead [[OurTitansAreDifferent Primordials]], and ''all of Creation'' is their fetter. Their goal is to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy Creation]] so they can fall into [[CessationOfExistence Oblivion]], as the cycle of rebirth was never designed for Primordials (they never imagined that they could actually die.)

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* This is also used in ''{{Exalted}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. The [[EldritchAbomination Neverborn]] are the ghosts of dead [[OurTitansAreDifferent Primordials]], and ''all of Creation'' is their fetter. Their goal is to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy Creation]] so they can fall into [[CessationOfExistence Oblivion]], as the cycle of rebirth was never designed for Primordials (they never imagined that they could actually die.)


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* AlexVerus faces off against a mind mage who put his brain in his ultimate weapon to possess anyone who picks it up.

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* In ''Literature/ShamanBlues'', wraiths have focus objects which they're bound to and which they must follow, although they have quite a leeway in how far they can stray from them.



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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', the ghosts of murdered children are bound to their murderer until he dies. Okiku, an unbound ghost, acts as a SerialKillerKiller in order to free such trapped souls to pass to the afterlife.


* In the GirlsLove VisualNovel ''AkaiIto'', the [[MagicMirror Ryugetsu]] is the fetter for [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Nozomi]] [[CreepyTwins and Mikage]]. Destroying it ''might'' solve the problem permanently in [[CuttingOffTheBranches some routes]]. In other routes... let's say that it's [[OneWingedAngel just the beginning of the battle]].

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* In the GirlsLove VisualNovel ''AkaiIto'', ''VisualNovel/AkaiIto'', the [[MagicMirror Ryugetsu]] is the fetter for [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Nozomi]] [[CreepyTwins and Mikage]]. Destroying it ''might'' solve the problem permanently in [[CuttingOffTheBranches some routes]]. In other routes... let's say that it's [[OneWingedAngel just the beginning of the battle]].

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